Point of View Columns

Weekend Edition – September 21, 2012

Mitt Romney and his Teapublican legions have been so busy worshiping at the altar in the Church of Everything Obama Is Bad have missed some seriously good news. Meanwhile, lost in the wreckage of the 47% video is a strange wish that revealed a really twisted vision. And finally, in the midst of all of this adversity, the right wing of the right wing seems to have adopted the “Just Make Stuff Up” and “Let’s All Get Stupid” strategies. The word “pathetic” comes to mind.

A Church in Flames

For the past three and a half years, the right wing of the right wing and the Teapublicans and now Mitt Romney has adopted the gospel that anything bad in the economy is the fault of President Obama. Everything from 8% unemployment to high gasoline prices are placed at the doorstep of the White House.

So when it was announced last week that the stock market is now at a four year high there was stunned silence from the right wing. The only response to date has been to state that the performance of the stock market has nothing to do with the economic policies of the Obama administration.

That is certainly a dog that won’t hunt. The millionaires and billionaires, as well as pension funds and mutual funds that have benefited from this positive development certainly recognize this good news.

The shrinking right wing of the right wing will just continue to live in its delusional world.

El Sueno de Mitt (Mitt’s Dream)

Lost in the turmoil of the self-inflicted wounds contained in the 47% video was a strange wish offered up by Mr. Romney. Referring to his father having been born in Mexico, he noted that George Romney was not Mexican since he was born of American parents. He then noted that it would be “helpful” if he was Latino.

His barely concealed message to the Angry White Man who has felt abused and disadvantaged because of all of the “free stuff” given to Latinos (and blacks) was an offer of comradeship. His dog whistle message was that Latinos (and blacks like Barack Obama) have unfair advantages in this country that honest, hardworking white men have to overcome.

It is incredible and shameful that a privileged and fortunate and successful man like Mitt Romney would employ this kind of tactic. But it has been said before; if you listen to someone long enough they will tell you who they are.
We know who Mitt Romney is – a very sad and pathetic man.

Desperate Times Call For……..?

Want to know how bad things have gotten for the right wing of the right wing? This week the Drudge Report published a photo of President Obama meeting with a man dressed up as a pirate. The caption was that President Obama had time to meet with a dress up pirate but not with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The only problem is that the photo was taken THREE YEARS AGO! Clearly there is no need to let facts get in the way.

But it gets better. In the aftermath of Clint Eastwood arguing with a chair that was supposed to be President Obama there have been several reported instances of angry right wingers lynching chairs.

It would be funny if it weren’t so sad….and disgusting.

Have a great weekend!